{  Açaí Cafe  }

Açaí Cafe
Açaí Cafe
Açaí Cafe

Have you heard of Açaí? It’s a berry from Brazil that is a dark colored fruit and is known to be rich in antioxidants and fiber. It’s a super food that has many health benefits and has become popular here in Japan.

Açaí Cafe happens to be located inside of Shibuya Hikarie’s ShinQ B3F location and there’s always someone picking up a drink or snacking on their Acai Bowls (which you can eat there). Since this was my first time trying Açaí, I didn’t know what to expect, but I’d have to say it’s not bad at all. It feels like blackberry + blueberry combined and although the color is not so appetizing, the Açaí Banana juice was easy to drink and it felt good for the body.

Most drinks are: Regular size 450yen, Large size 550yen. When you get a drink, you can add the waffle bowl for only 300yen extra (instead of paying the full 450yen) so we decided to try that as well. I’d have to say the waffle bowl was nothing exciting. If you want the full experience, I would go for the Acai Bowl for 570yen or the Acai Special Bowl which comes with more fruit for 670yen.

If you’re feeling like you need to detox, or lacking in antioxidants and fiber, grab your quick fix of Açaí at Hikarie.

Address // Hikarie B3F, 2-21-1, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6434-1875
Website // http://www.frutafruta.com/acaicafe/

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{  Brooklyn Ribbon Fries  }

Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries
Brooklyn Ribbon Fries

Brooklyn Ribbon Fries is one of the stores inside of 246 COMMON, a hip outdoor mobile/trailer community in the middle of Omotesando. We couldn’t help but notice these curly ribbon fries as we were passing by so we ordered the Small “spicy ribbon fries” for 500yen and it took about 5~10min for it to be served. The wait felt a little long but it was definitely worth it. We added some mayo on top of these crispy warm ribbon fries and they were so good. Even though we ordered the spicy one, they weren’t really spicy at all. Either way, this is a perfect street food snack in the middle of the cold winter and it made us happy.

Address // 246 COMMON, 3-13, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://246common.jp/shop/brooklyn_ribbon_fries/

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{  246 Common  }

246 Common
246 Common
246 Common
246 Common

246 Common is an outdoor mobile/trailer food court/farmer’s market community in the middle of Aoyama/Omotesando. They have over 20 or so very small shops which range from flower & clothing shops to bakeries, restaurants or drinks/snacks. If you’re not paying attention, you could easily miss this little gem in the middle of the busy city. Everything at 246 Common is located outdoors but there are two tents with heaters inside as well if you plan to dine here. If you’re ever in this area, I recommend checking it out.

This is what we snacked on when we came here :)

Address // 246 COMMON, 3-13, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // n/a
Website // http://246common.jp/




{  Tomorakuno 63℃ – 東毛酪農63℃  }

Tomorakuno 63℃ - 東毛酪農63℃
Tomorakuno 63℃ - 東毛酪農63℃
Tomorakuno 63℃ - 東毛酪農63℃

On the 4th floor of Soramachi is where “Tomorakuno 63℃” is located. As you can see, it’s a place that serves a yummy strong milk-flavored soft serve. Depending on when you go, you might get lucky and not have to stand in a long line but the line goes by fairly fast regardless (plus it’s worth the wait!). We got the waffle cone for 30yen more and enjoyed the original milk flavor as well as the strawberry milk flavor.

Address // Soramachi 4F, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5809-7134
Website // http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/shop/249/index.html

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{  Gari gari kun Festival  }

Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer

It’s getting real hot and humid in Tokyo these days, the summer has definitely arrived. On days like this, I crave for ice cream, shaved ice, and popsicles. One of the famous popsicles here is called “Gari gari kun”. They have many flavors such as Soda, Grape, Pear, Grapefruit, Orange, Cola, etc, but their current most popular flavor is Pear. I happened to try the pear and it was so good and refreshing.

Anyhow, they are currently having a gari gari kun festival at Shibuya Parco and they have 7 selections of popsicles for only 100yen each. They also sell some accessories if you are a gari gari kun fan so if you happen to be in the area, stop by! The festival is from 7/14~7/25. If you can’t stop by the festival, you can still pick up your popsicle at most convenience stores and super markets :)

Gari gari kun Festival 2012 Summer
Event Info: http://www.parco.co.jp/parco/garigarikun/

Address // Parco, 15-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3464-5111
Website // http://www.garigarikun.jp

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